Cold freeze continues to paralyse normal life in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 12:23

Washington: Cold weather continued to paralyse normal life in US today and thousands of people in and around America`s Capital struggled to dig themselves out of the snow blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic region over the weekend.
Federal government offices in Washington would remain
closed for the second consecutive day today as people
struggled yesterday to get to work.

Despite pressing into service emergency operations and
working round the clock since Friday, officials were not able
to clear the snow form major roads and areas, thus making
driving on road a public hazard.

Life has come to standstill since the blizzard hit the
region on Friday -- worst snowfall in this part of the country
since.

Thousands of people are living without electricity
since then as power lines were damaged in several areas.

Even as the area has not yet recovered from the storm
that left record amounts of snow over the weekend, the
National Weather Service yesterday evening issued another snow
storm warning for today predicting 10 to 20 inches of
additional snow with strong winds and hazardous travel
conditions.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 12:23

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